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Columbus, Ohio
Football Writer, — ESPN
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Spring checkup: Ohio State Buckeyes — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There's no sense wasting any energy worrying about a position battle that hasn't even started yet, and Ed Warinner has more than enough patience to wait.

New title, same sideline spot for Ohio State Buckeyes' Ed Warinner — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The career elevator is still on the rise for Ed Warinner. The newly promoted Ohio State offensive coordinator just won't need a literal one to get to his job on game day.

Ohio State Buckeyes investigating potential Braxton Miller NCAA rule violation — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State is looking into a potential NCAA rule violation with quarterback Braxton Miller after he posted a photo of himself promoting health supplements on Instagram.

Urban Meyer of Ohio State Buckeyes says QB battle eating away at him already — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The loaded quarterback competition hasn't really even started yet at Ohio State, and already the strain is starting to show on coach Urban Meyer. Even with J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller still limited by injuries early in spring practice, leaving Cardale Jones as the only healthy option, Meyer is beginning to look ahead.

Ohio State Buckeyes' '2K-rep club' taking it easy in spring — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At some point there's nothing left to prove in spring practice, and Ohio State isn't going to force anybody to go through the motions when it's well aware of what a veteran is capable of and his spot is secure.

How they got to the Sweet 16: West Virginia — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Count the West Virginia Mountaineers out. They prefer it that way. Aware of the speculation that West Virginia might be an upset victim in the second round and hearing a few doubts again heading into the third, the Mountaineers turned those perceived slights into rocket fuel for their full-court press and a pair of victories to open the NCAA tournament.

How they got to the Sweet 16: Oklahoma — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There might not have been much pretty about it, but the Oklahoma Sooners didn't have any reason to complain about their weekend in Ohio. Based on the wild celebration in the locker room, they clearly weren't worried about the details anyway after coming back and then fighting off a challenge from the Dayton Flyers.

NCAA tournament preview: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Maryland Terps — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There was no easing into the NCAA tournament, but there also wasn't an early exit. Both the Maryland Terrapins and West Virginia Mountaineers were pushed to the limit in their openers at Nationwide Arena, but the chance to survive the weekend and keep on playing remains in play thanks in large part to some impressive defensive performances that fought off a pair of upset bids.

NCAA tournament preview: Oklahoma Sooners-Dayton Flyers — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In the wee hours of Saturday morning, Archie Miller took one last stroll across the floor at empty Nationwide Arena flanked by his wife and a security guard.

Maryland Terrapins' Varun Ram leaves a legacy in 13 seconds — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- For virtually the entire game Friday, Varun Ram was locked into his familiar spot on the bench for the Maryland Terrapins. The undersized walk-on defensive specialist was mentally focused, pulling hard for his teammates and jumping around a bit to stay just physically warm enough to contribute if for some reason the right set of circumstances demanded it.
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Mar 30, 2015

@sports0867534 @SurlyBeerHall Hearing plenty of buzz about Surly. Thanks for passing along the recommendation!

Mar 30, 2015

Hey Gophers: Coming up to Minnesota to check on spring camp and need your food and brewery recommendations. Whatcha got for me?

Mar 27, 2015

@MichaelBCline Just in case you hadn't seen, Warinner updated the race. Age works in favor of Farris, can't deny it.…

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